April 13, 1:30-4:30pm. Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting with pastels. She is a creative teacher; each student learns pastel painting techniques applied to a chosen, traced image. Pet Portraits are a favorite subject, but animals, birds and fish have pleasing organic shapes for an eye catching image. $36. Pigments provided.
April 28, 3:00-4:30pm Special Performance! Music, art and story combine for a family treat. Dr. Chelsea Koziatek (flute) and Dr. Tia Harvey (narrator) perform this well known tale by Oscar Wilde. Their performance will be followed by paper crafts to enhance the experience. $15 per person. Also, on May 10th, adults can look forward to an evening performance accompanied with a tapas treat. (See calendar to register.)
Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm. Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a pet portrait. No pet? Wildlife can suffice. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be provided. Register on calendar page. Five students are required to run this class. $36.
BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? On 2/24/19 at 1:00pm, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the above. $15.
Saturday, December 1, 1:30-4:00pm. A three hour pastel workshop in time for Christmas gift giving! And what’s more precious than an artistic portrait of man’s best friend? Pastel artist, Mary Jane Erard (see her paintings at Toledo Museum of Art) has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the pet portrait successful. Bring your favorite photo to trace. Class size limited to 12 people. $35.
Mary Jane Erard (see her work here) will be teaching a landscape painting class here at Articipate. We are forming a list of potential students for a future date. Please comment and let us know you are interested. $38. Materials provided. Five student minimum to hold the class.
Sunday, January 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 Join Terry Ford-Holcomb for an afternoon of creative art journaling. Learn several mixed media techniques for that journal you’ve been meaning to use. Lots of stencils, ideas and paint for exploring possibilities. Bring your imagination and a spiral journal (or purchase at class for $5.00). It can be a messy process, but oh so much fun! Fee: $35; Class limited to 10 participants.
Jan. 20, Saturday. Drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Make Scented Balm for your winter dry skin. Terry Ford-Holcomb shares her recipes for this homemade skin soother. Choose from lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree or cedar. Make and take: two for $10. RSVPs appreciated. 248-812-9022
White shadows cast on cyan blue ground. Cyanotype Prints Workshop: Participants will make a small practice print and a final 8”x10” frame worthy print. Fine Art Photographer, Robert Zeichner will teach this magical process of letting the sun’s ultraviolet light create a lovely image. Use our supplies or bring your own objects to cast the “shadows” such as plants, clear patterned glassware, jewelry, netting, etc. Limited to 12 students; 5 students necessary to hold the workshop. $25 includes materials. (A rain date is necessary-July 9th, 1:00-3:00pm.)
Drop in and make a unique gift wrap: Pastepaper! (open to read about it here)
AND, printed/stenciled gift tags, bags or holiday cards; your design, our materials and tools, 8 for $15
You can also fuse a glass ornament or pendent for a great self made gift.
Sunday, October 30th 2016 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us in creating your own Mod Podge pumpkin. We will have paper mache pumpkins & plastic pumpkins (8″ & up) and a variety of scrapbook papers & paint to make your pumpkin your very own.
$21.00 per person pre-registered, $25 at the door. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages.
Interested in booking a private Ladies Art event? Contact Jen Blake (248) 245-6419 cell
Private parties have a 10 guests minimum and are $25 per person.